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Japan’s Kishida Struggles as Latest Scandal Hits Close to Home

  • Premier denies reports he’s thinking of cabinet reshuffle
  • Expense scandal the most recent in a series to hit cabinet
Fumio Kishida

Fumio Kishida

Photographer: Andre Malerba/Bloomberg
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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, whose public support has nosedived over a series of scandals, is now seeing his clean personal image tarnished by questions over his own political campaign financing.

The premier sought to brush off a magazine report that questioned election expenses from last year, telling reporters Thursday while some receipts his office submitted didn’t include complete information, the money had been spent appropriately.